Voise has updated its white paper providing more details of what it’s working on: “We at Voise believe in a decentralised platform that gives 100% of the revenue to the creator of the content, but we are conscious that in order to have a successful platform we need to make it easy for everyone to use,” it explains.
The news comes nearly two years after Facebook first announced plans to develop a Content ID-style ‘video matching’ technology to identify unauthorised uploads, and just over a year since the official launch of what it called ‘Rights Manager.’
Not only are music licensing and royalties a legally complicated affair, but the relationships between streaming companies, rights collection organizations, music publishers and performance rights bodies make it difficult to pin down exactly who is at fault when something goes awry.
Cinq Music has completed a $20 million Series B rounded funded by GoDigital Media. Cinq will use the funding to purchase music rights, both masters and publishing, and to further expand internationally.
Startup Paperchain has launched a survey to gauge the scale of the music industry’s problem with unattributed royalties and unidentified rights owners. The company is hoping to receive responses from publishers, labels, collecting societies, artists (and thus managers), digital service providers and distributors.
Watermarking and DRM can be used together, but the major U.S. e-book retailers aren’t supporting it. So in practice, it’s generally either one or the other, or neither.
Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) have proposed a bill to establish a searchable digital database. The database would contain historical and current copyright ownership and licensing information.
Spotify is close to agreeing a new licensing pact with Warner Music, the last big music royalty deal it needs before pushing ahead with a US stock market listing, four sources familiar with the situation said.
Some music industry executives are worried that the Dept. of Justice’s appeal of BMI’s victory against full-works licensing will proceed to trial without the new administration and its DOJ appointments weighing in on the issue.
Po.et has previously raised $1 million USD in a pre-sale of tokens from media veterans, institutional investors, and Blockchain entrepreneurs. Now Po.et is aiming to raise an additional $9 million USD through the sale of the POE token, which represent a share of revenue generated from commercial activities on the Po.et network.